Trend: HVCC sees an uptick in enrollment

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) announced on Tuesday that enrollment for its spring 2024 semester was up more than 7% compared to last spring. HVCC reported that the college’s spring enrollment has grown by 9.9% over the past two years.

The college saw a 17.9% increase in transfer students, an 8% increase in non-matriculated part-time students, a 1.1% increase in new students, and a 5.7% increase in returning students. It also saw a 13.2% increase in students taking its winter session this January compared to January 2023.

HVCC was not the first college to report an increase in enrollment. SUNY Schenectady and SUNY Empire have both experienced similar changes.

SUNY Schenectady’s new student enrollment was up by 8% with total enrollment up by 4% this spring compared to the spring 2023 semester. Empire State University, SUNY’s leading online university, saw the biggest reported change with a 25.3% enrollment increase for its spring 2024 semester.

While some institutions are seeing an uptick in enrollment, other schools in the region face serious financial struggles. At the end of November, The College of Saint Rose in Albany announced it would close its doors after the 2024 spring semester after reporting a significant drop in enrollment since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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